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teh.sean

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« on: October 11, 2018, 11:58:51 am »
When charging with the provided charger, the Gemini gets very warm. Is this normal for others? I know the charger negotiates a higher current / voltage (beyond 5V / .5A), but I would figure the heat will damage the battery and reduce its life over time.

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 12:55:00 pm »
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When charging with the provided charger, the Gemini gets very warm. Is this normal for others? I know the charger negotiates a higher current / voltage (beyond 5V / .5A), but I would figure the heat will damage the battery and reduce its life over time.

Mine gets quite warm but it's warm on the display half not the base with the battery in it so I suspect it's the voltage regulator on the main board that's heating up.

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 01:26:02 pm »
Hello,

I wondered the same thing recently, when I charged my Gemini with the original charger, not a regular one as usually. It's not only warm, it's hot, about 39 °C on the outer surface. Even more I got the impression that it is hot all around, not only one half or the other. I don't think this will do especially the battery any good, so I will not use the original charger anymore. I don' need a full recharge within an hour or so, I'm fine to have it charged overnight.

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2018, 01:37:23 pm »
I've been using a standard USB charger too, for the same reason.  (Not only is it likely to be kinder to the battery, it's also more convenient: night-time is the only time the Gemini doesn't live in my pocket, so it's very easy to plug it in when I put it on my bedside table for the night.)
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